Griffith Encouraged With Bisons' Efforts
Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Lipscomb tennis coach Lyn Griffith watched his men's team lost all three matches at Eastern Kentucky over the weekend, but he is encouraged by what he saw despite the outcome.

The Bisons lost 6-1 to both Wright State and host Eastern Kentucky Friday in Richmond, Ky. The Bisons were dealt a 4-3 setback on Saturday by Southern Illinois.

"If we continue to play with this level of intensity, we will win some matches and begin winning very soon," Griffith said of the Southern Illinois matches. "We had very good singles wins for Andrew Harris, Zach Bowman and Colten Jones."

The results:

Southern Illinois matches:


Andrew Harris (LIP) beat Alex Domicos (SIU), 7-6, 7-5

Jon Houston (LIP) lost to Rodingo Lama (SIU), 6-2, 6-2

Mike Sherman (LIP) lost to Tomas Gonzalez (SIU), 6-2, 6-2

Zach Bowman (LIP) beat Bojan Ilievski (SIU), 6-4, 6-2

Colten Jones (LIP) beat Julian Angel Botero (SIU), 2-6, 7-6, 10-4

Pedro Franco (LIP) lost to Nick Baver (SIU), 6-1, 6-4


Harris-Bowman (LIP) lost to Ilievski-Sosna (SIU), 9-8

Sherman-Jones (LIP) lost to Gonzalez-Botero (SIU), 8-5

Houston-Matt Chappell (LIP) lost to Lama-Baver (SIU) 8-3

Wright State matches:


Andrew Harris (LIP) lost to Quincy Jones (WS), 2-6, 6-4

Jon Houston (LIP) lost to Lance Koetter (WS), 6-3, 6-2

Mike Sherman (LIP) lost to Kevin Teuffel (WS), 6-4, 6-2

Zach Bowman (LIP) lost to Craig Smith (WS), 4-6, 6-0, 7-5

Colten Jones (LIP) beat Dan Sundersingh (WS), 8-6

Pedro Franco (LIP) lost to Scott Hayden (WS), 8-4


Harris-Bowman (LIP) lost to Jones-Koetter (WS), 8-5

Sherman-Jones (LIP) lost to Smith-Sundersingh (WS), 8-5

Brent Taylor-David Carrillo (LIP) lost to Teufel-Savino (WS), 8-5

Eastern Kentucky matches:


Andrew Harris (LIP) lost to Lars Gratzki (EKU), 6-4, 5-7

Zach Bowman (LIP) lost to Tom Wospil (EKU), 6-4, 6-4

Mike Sherman (LIP) lost to Chase Armstrong (EKU), 6-4, 6-2

Jon Houston (LIP) lost to Nic Brenner (EKU), 6-1, 6-1

Colten Jones (LIP) lost to Fred Goncalves (EKU), 8-4

David Carrillo (LIP) beat Ticha Chikumi (EKU), 8-1


Harris-Bowman (LIP) lost to Gratzki-Brenner (EKU), 9-8

Sherman-Jones (LIP) lost to Wospil-Armstrong (EKU), 8-3

Houston-Matt Chappell lost to Goncalves-Simic (EKU), 8-6